Hugh P. McCann
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Bryson City, NC
Hugh Preston McCann, formerly of Hattiesburg, died Dec. 27, 2012, at Mountain View Manor in Bryson City, NC.
Mr. McCann was born April 20, 1914, to John P. and Katie Russell McCann of Hattiesburg. He served the Army in the Dixie Division during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Hattiesburg Lodge. He retired in 1974 from Hercules after 29 years of service and was also involved in other business pursuits in the city.
Mr. McCann joined First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg at the age of 12, and was proud to have been a member there for 86 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Virgil Saucier McCann, who passed away in 2011.
Survivors include his son, Robert McCann and wife Dell McCann of Whittier, NC, grandchildren Adam McCann (April) of Brandon, MS, Katie McCann (Anthony Ray) of Gulfport, MS, Greg Dupree (Cigi) of Macon, GA, and Angela Dupree of Cherokee, NC, as well as six great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Jan. 6, 2013